An estimated 400 people passed through the two-hour event for the new Duball, LLC-developed project, held at Black's Bar and Kitchen. Given the miserable weather outside, it was a night for the serious condo shopper - or the seriously curious - only. So that was an impressive turnout under the circumstances (there are only 72 units available in the building).
Guests previewed floorplans, and even got a sneak peek at a 360 degree view from the 17th-floor penthouse of the Cheval, thanks to a VR headset. They also enjoyed an open bar and a selection of appetizers from the popular Woodmont Avenue restaurant.
Attendees had the first bid on the future condo units, which range from the $700s to over $3 million. Because the project has been designed as a condo from the beginning, the units tend to be more spacious.
The architect was in attendance, as well as many representatives of Duball and McWilliams Ballard, which is handling sales. Above-street parking floors will lift the lower units enough to avoid them having views of the public parking garage wall next door out of their nearly floor-to-ceiling windows.
Ultra-luxury touches will include optional heated floors, Thermadors, Shaker-style walnut cabinets by J. Suss, and private terraces.
The floorplans and 360 VR views unveiled last night are now available on the updated Cheval Bethesda website. A sales gallery is located at 7706 Woodmont Avenue. The Cheval is now under construction at 4960 Fairmont Avenue, on the corner at Old Georgetown Road.
|A prospective buyer|
uses VR headset that
gave attendees a
preview of what the
view would be from
a Cheval penthouse